Council on Foreign Relation
International negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers went into overtime (Al Jazeera) on Wednesday after missing a self-imposed midnight deadline to reach a framework agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program. Amid mixed messages and hints of optimism, significant hurdles (NYT) remain between the parties over uranium enrichment, the restrictions imposed on Iran's nuclear research, and which sanctions against the country would be lifted and when. Washington signaled that if a political deal is not reached, the United State will not wait (WaPo) until June 30 to walk away from the negotiating table. As nuclear talks press on, Iran called (WSJ) on the Saudi-led coalition to cease their air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen and urged all parties involved in the conflict to hold political talks.